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Sigma Lambda Chi
International Construction Honor Society
Epsilon IV Chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi Established at OSU in 1999
Sigma Lambda Chi is an international construction honor society that recognizes students pursuing degrees in the field of construction. Over 53 major US universities have charters of Sigma Lambda Chi. The OSU Construction Management Technology department was approved for a charter November 4, 1999, and charter members were inducted February 24, 2000. The induction ceremony was conducted jointly with the University of Oklahoma's Epsilon III Chapter of SLC in Norman.
Ryan Bader, 1999 Construction Management Society (CMS) President, and new President of SLC, began the initial chartering process with the guidance of the new SLC chapter advisor, Dr. Dana Hobson. Bill McCollough, 1999 Vice-President of CMS, also assisted in gaining approval for OSU's charter from the National SLC Executive Committee. "It is important to recognize when a student excels in his or her field of study," said Dr. Hobson. "Employers and graduate schools recognize membership in Sigma Lambda Chi as a prestigious achievement within the construction management industry," he said.
Epsilon IV Chapter of SLC was started at OSU to give the CMT students a chance to be recognized for their academic scholarship and leadership, just as students in the engineering disciplines are honored by membership in their national honor societies. This chapter will rank OSU's construction department with other universities in the Big XII and nationwide. Currently only four universities in the Big XII (Texas A&M, Kansas State, Iowa State, Nebraska) have SLC chapters. "This honor society is very prestigious and recognized throughout the construction industry and the academic community," Bader said.
To be eligible for membership in SLC, students must have completed the equivalent of two academic years of study toward their degrees and have an overall scholastic average in the upper 20% of their incoming class. Additionally, they must have done resident study at OSU for the preceding six months, participated in extra-curricular activities, and displayed leadership, character, and personality traits that promise good reflection on the SLC chapter.
SLC chapter objectives include rendering service to the field of construction, developing good relations between academia, industry, and the public and recognizing outstanding professionals in construction and allied fields.
SLC is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), the coordinating agency for collegiate honor societies.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dana Hobson
SLC Members elected the following officers for the 2013 calendar year.
Amy Kinunen – President
Chris Bennett – Vice-President
Hank Hudson – Secretary
Natanya Luther -- Treasurer